I'm bluffing. I am absolutely NOT unafraid. But there's something in the "fake it 'till you make it" school of thought . . . a LOT of valuable somethings. What I know about courage is that in writing words like I am unafraid and I am fearless and I am courageous as fuck something kind of magical happens in the wiring of my brain. After a while I somehow - kind of - maybe begin to believe it. Words are powerful. That's why mantra is such a transformative tool. Even if we don't believe the words coming out of our mouths or our fingertips the simple (but not easy) act of faking it short-circuits the brain. A new little neurological spark reaches out like a root. When we write or say the words again it's like giving this root water. It grows. And over time a new neural pathway is born. One which believes with conviction that hell yes I AM courageous and fearless and capable and worthy. I AM I AM I AM.
Here is what I am unafraid (afraid) of:
So I wonder what's next?! Your guess is as good as mine . . . but I'm here right now, and I plan on being here next week, too. And hopefully the week after that and the year after that. I'm all in now.
Love from my big wide open heart,
Vulnerability & Love are how and why I write - to weave the most tender and raw parts of our human AF selves into the fabric of collective experience. Humanness is messy. Spirit can be too. I claim this for all of us ... as the stuff of life that's to be celebrated, brought into the light, and shared. Thanks for joining me here. XO